Sergeant Terrence Carraway

Sergeant Terrence Carraway

Florence Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Terrence Carraway

Sergeant Terrence Carraway was shot and killed while responding to assist three Florence County Sheriff's Office deputies who had been shot and wounded while serving a sexual assault warrant at a house off of Vintage Drive.

Another subject in the house opened fire on the deputies as they approached the house, wounding all three. The man then positioned himself in a vantage point in a second-floor window, giving him a view of fire of several hundred yards. Sergeant Carraway, along with three other Florence police officers, responded to the scene and were attempting to rescue the three wounded deputies when the subject opened fire on them too, shooting all four.

All of the wounded officers were transported to a local hospital where Sergeant Carraway succumbed to his wounds.

The subject remained barricaded inside of his home for two hours before being taken into custody.

Sergeant Carraway was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Florence Police Department for 30 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 272A
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Arrested

officer assistance, sex offense, warrant service


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Allen Heidler
Florence Police Department
324 W Evans Street
Florence, SC 29501

Phone: (843) 676-8800

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Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

October 15, 2018

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